Teaching and Exams

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I teach two lecture courses every year:

  • Introduction to English Linguistics (with a focus on morphology, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and syntax), and
  • Varieties of English (with a focus on the history of the English Language and the sociolinguistics of English; have a look at my Online Sociolinguistics Exercises, which I use in this class.)

I also teach a small number of introductory and advanced seminar courses every year. For example, I have taught the following courses in previous years:

  • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language Attitudes and Perceptions
  • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change
  • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Accents and Dialects in Britain
  • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language and Gender
  • Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Phonetics and Phonology

Students interested in taking one of my classes should know that I stress student involvement and resource variety by using audio, video, and textual stimuli in addition to online exercises and online reading quizzes. I also prioritise teaching research skills (e.g. questionnaire design, data collection, statistical analysis), as these are crucial for student employability in the future. My seminar courses are research-based, and I have recently published a methods book, very much with the student reader in mind: Doing Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide to Data Collection and Analysis (co-authored with Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Wellington, NZ, and Laurel MacKenzie, New York University, US).

I am authorised to conduct final oral exams at all academic levels. If you are a student and would like to find out more about the examination procedure in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Salzburg, please consult this document.